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WFIT Fund Drive in New Broadcast Center Starts Oct. 4

WFIT Fund Drive in New Broadcast Center Starts Oct. 4 MELBOURNE, FLA.—WFIT 89.5 FM, a service of Florida Institute of Technology, will begin its 2013 Fall Fund Drive Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 a.m. and continue until Sunday, Oct. 13. As a National Public Radio (NPR) station, WFIT is tasked with grassroots fundraising for general program support. Donations and gifts…

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Florida Tech Marketing and Communications Group Wins 12 Awards this Spring

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Division of Marketing and Communications earned 12 awards this spring from the regional chapters of two national organizations and from one national organization. Vice President Wes Sumner leads the group, which encompasses Creative Services, Web Services, Marketing, WFIT 89.5 FM and the News Bureau. One award was for the Discovery research magazine, which took…

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Enjoy Florida Tech Free Concert at the Panthereum Feb. 17

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s WFIT 89.5 FM, a National Public Radio (NPR) station, and the city of Melbourne present free concerts at the Panthereum. The next concert is on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. The outdoor Panthereum is located by the Denius Student Center. The concert will feature the Don Soledad Group. Members include Soledad, flamenco…

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Dedication of New WFIT Studios and TWITCHY CD Release Party, Concert Oct. 11

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s National Public Radio Station, WFIT-89.5 FM, has a new home. The station will hold a grand opening and celebration CD release party for TWITCHY, the Florida Tech president’s faculty band, in its new facility on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. The just-completed broadcast center is located adjacent to the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus.…

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An Evening with Amy Goodman Comes to Florida Tech March 16

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning radio program, Democracy Now!, will speak at Florida Institute of Technology’s Gleason Performing Arts Center Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative” Nobel Prize for “developing an innovative model of…

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Free Music in Florida Techs Panthereum Jan. 22

MELBOURNE, FLA.—WFIT 89.5 FM, the City of Melbourne and Florida Institute of Technology present Music in the Panthereum Sunday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy an evening of free jazz performed by the Ron Pirtle Quintet. Pirtle, a jazz bass player working throughout the Space Coast, plays…

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WFIT 89.5 FM Receives Grant to Expand Concert Series

MELBOURNE, FLA.—WFIT 89.5 FM, a service of Florida Institute of Technology, was recently awarded a $6,407 grant from the Brevard County Community Cultural Grants Program. The program is funded by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and managed by the Brevard Cultural Alliance. Its objective is to support arts and culture in Brevard County by funding private nonprofit arts…

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WFIT 89.5 FM to Conclude Fall Fund Drive Oct. 10

MELBOURNE, FLA.—WFIT 89.5 FM, a service of Florida Institute of Technology, will wrap up its fall fund drive Oct. 10. WFIT’s goal this fall is $50,000. A noncommercial, public radio station, WFIT obtains funding for operations and equipment from individual listener gifts, local business support, grants and special fund raising events. Continued community and grant support is all the more…

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WFIT Presents Jazz on the Indian River Queen March 26

MELBOURNE, FLA—Florida Institute of Technology’s WFIT hosts a jazz-themed cruise on the Indian River Queen Paddlewheel Boat March 26. The boat will leave Whitley Bay Marina in Cocoa Beach at 6:30 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Boarding is at 5:30 p.m. The cost of $35 includes a box supper. Featured artists will perform throughout the boat. The Christian Tamburr…

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Free Jazz at Florida Tech’s Panthereum Feb. 28

MELBOURNE, FLA—WFIT 89.5 FM, the City of Melbourne and Florida Institute of Technology present Jazz at the Panthereum Sunday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy an afternoon of free jazz performed by the Dave Dunscombe Trio. Joining drummer Dunscombe will be Mark Hubrouck on keys and Rabbitt…

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